Sunday, September 6, 2015

The Hero's Walk - Anita Rau Badami

I really enjoyed this engrossing novel about a multigenerational family in India. This book sort of reminded me of Naguib Mahfouz' Cairo Trilogy, in that it entwines multiple character studies from a single family with an overall plot. The story was compulsively readable and the characters seemed alive; the author did a nice job of being able to show us the inner motivations as well as the prevailing cultural norms that informed their actions (or lack thereof). An interesting look at a (fictional) smaller town in India.

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